Guatemala Archaeology Program

offered by Boston University

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The program provides students with an unparalleled experience in Maya archaeology, history, and culture through intensive language study in the beautiful colonial town of Antigua, and through archaeological field work at San Bartolo in northern Guatemala, one of the premier archaeological sites in the Maya world. This program is offered spring semester of even-numbered years. Program Curriculum The First Four Weeks During the first four weeks of the program, students will study intensive Spanish in Antigua, Guatemala’s colonial capital. During this time students will live in local households. Excursions from Antigua include visits to highland villages and archaeological sites. The Final 12 Weeks For the remaining 12 weeks of the semester, students will live, study, and work at the San Bartolo field camp and participate alongside the world’s foremost authorities in the ongoing investigation of this stunning Preclassic discovery.


  • Anthropology
  • Archaeology


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